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Activities in Athens

Visitors of Athens will experience a city combining modern and ancient buildings.

The visitor can choose from a variety of activities in Athens. Athens visitors can see the Dionysos Theatre the world’s oldest theatre where the great theatrical plays of Aeschilus, Evripides and Sophocles were first performed, or walk around the Pnyx where the Athenian citizens assembled and voted on major political issues. Visitors can also stroll around the Agora, the ancient marketplace, can climb onto Arios Pagos, the seat of the court of parliament, where the Apostle Paul preached to the Athenians.

The magnificent Parthenon, built on top of the hill in the 5th century BC, is one of the greatest architectural monuments of all times.

Athens Sightseeing

The most memorable part of any visit to Athens, would be the ascent to the Acropolis. The magnificent Parthenon, built on top of the hill in the 5th century BC, is one of the greatest architectural monuments of all times. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Athena, the Goddess that gave her name to the city of Athens. A unique archaeological park featuring temples, theatres, cemeteries and marketplaces surrounds the Acropolis. Athens visitors can see famed monuments such as the Olympian Zeus Temple, the Keramikos ancient cemetery, the Ancient Agora, the Hephaistos Temple, the Attalos Arcade, the Tower of Winds and much more.

 

Under the slopes of the Acropolis you can find one of the most attractive districts of Athens, the area of Plaka. Plaka attracts all the visitors of Athens with its neoclassical mansions and houses with roofs from red tiles.

 

Splendid works of art can be seen at the National Archaeological museum. Athens is also the home of many other museums such as the Benakis Museum, the Byzantine Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art. Athens also features several more sights to visit. The stately 19th century buildings such as the Panathenaikon Stadium, the University of Athens, the Zappion, the Iliou Melathron. The Greek parliament on Syntagma Square, with its frequent change of the guards in front of the parliament by soldiers dressed in colourful traditional costumes. The hills around Athens serve as excellent vantage points offering panoramic views over Athens city, the most spectacular of which is from the top of Lycavittos Hill in central Athens. The hilltop with its picturesque Saint George Church can be reached on foot, by car or cable car.

Athens Worth Seeing

The Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum of Athens
The Acropolis Museum
Kerameikos
The Epigraphical Museum
Museum of the Ancient Agora (Stoa of Attalos)
Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Museum

  • 1700 meters from Plaka area
  • 100 meters from the National Archaeological Museum of Athens
  • 1800 meters from Kolonaki shopping area
  • 1800 meters from National Garden
  • 1650 meters from the Parliament
  • 1650 meters from Syntagma Square
  • 2300 meters from the Acropolis and Parthenon
  • 2000 meters from Lycavitos Hill
  • 600 meters from the City Center